2/21/2003 3:11am, #1
Love this forum, been lurking awhile, finally registered.
Took my first class at the Torrance Gracie School. Pretty tiring as Hell. I really thought I would breeze through it. I've got years of experience in Judo, Thai, Aikido, and it was like it didn't matter. It was pretty nice I had a one on one training class with Rener. I can say I escaped a Gracie's guard and mounted him. Of course, he kinda let me so I learned the technique. =o) After 45 minutes with Rener, took a group class with Ralek for another hour. That killed me. I've had my share of fights, and I can truly say I am happy I never go into it with anyone trained in BJJ. I am 260lbs, it didn't matter to the 180lbs guy I was sparring with.
Just wanted to share with you all.
A...Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel
2/21/2003 3:15am, #2
I thought I was going to DIE after my first class.
(board breaks with a kick)
"Is that it? I feel like I should bow, or have honor or something."
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2/21/2003 3:21am, #3
I pretty much did. I had to sit out the last 20 minutes on and off, just trying to watch the diff techniques being taught.
You are from Canada? I just left there Monday this week. Dark and dreary Vancouver for Sunny and warm Los Angeles. =o)Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel
2/21/2003 6:28am, #4
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nice to hear you tried it out Anthony.
I trained for 4 months BJJ now... and its first now that i got a nice flow when we roll around... the first 3 month you use strength... but now i know enough technices to not use strenght, i pretty much know what to do and not to do so i can be active for the whole trainign without running out of enery... but ofcause i still get bigtime OWNED by the experienced dudes, but i learned not to let them take my breath away to quickly =)
2/21/2003 8:19am, #5
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- Durham NC
BJJ is some tough sheet, nothing like using your whole body plus someones elses weight for like an hour or so, lol. I will prob take some BJJ later on in my MA career.
2/21/2003 8:42am, #6
ttt, good to hear u liked it..
yes it's very tiring - as much as boxing (I think)and MT definitely.."Training = pain." - I said that.
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2/21/2003 10:49am, #7
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- South Florida
"I can say I escaped a Gracie's guard and mounted him."
The guard has been around for centuries. Helio Gracie did not invent the guard.
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2/21/2003 11:22am, #8
I've always found grappling more tiring than standup sparring. You really don't get a chance to catch your breath at all until someone submits.
I never got as winded doing standup, but that's just me.
2/21/2003 3:19pm, #9
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BAH Wrestling is more tiring and demanding than Submission grappling.
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2/21/2003 9:05pm, #10
Bah, my cardio hasn't been worth a damn since Air Assault school.